A YOUTH club founded almost 100 years ago is getting a makeover to encourage more youngsters to use it.
The Northwood Club, formerly known as Northwood Boys' Club, was founded in 1913 and is based in Hallowell Road, Northwood.
An application to build a new single storey building at the front of the site involving the demolition of the existing building was approved at the North Planning Committee on Tuesday.
The extension will provide new accessible recreational spaces and facilities, including a lounge, kitchen, and café area. The existing two storey building at the back will also be upgraded to provide a dance studio and multi media room.
Northwood councillor, Scott Seaman-Digby, said: "At the moment it's owned by the trustees of the boys' club but Hillingdon Council are purchasing it from them.
"We want kids to use it and get hooked on sports and arts instead of drugs and crime.
"We'll be adding more new and modern activities and the users will be asked what they want in there as well.
"We are looking at all sorts of uses for it in terms of how it can be widened so other members of the community can use it."
The newly refurbished club is due to be open by April next year.